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Althea Double White

Scientific Name: Hibiscus syriacus
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9 .


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Althea is a deciduous, ornamental shrub more commonly referred to as Rose of Sharon. The shrub produces beautiful double white blooms that look particularly stunning when planted in groups or for borders. It exhibits a slow-to-moderate growth rate and reaches a height of about 15 feet and a spread of about 12 feet. When planting, look for full sun areas with moist, well-drained soil. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
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First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
For the first growing-season, water on a weekly schedule. Once the plant is established, water only as needed. Prune twice a year, once in the winter and once in mid-summer.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
It’s a beauty

The 2 Althea’s were perfectly packed , arriving without even a bent leaf. They are thriving. Thank you very much

Althea Double White

I ordered two altheas and they arrived as promised. I would have rated higher however the packaging could have been a bit better as the box was slightly crushed and the plants shifted a bit. One stem was broken at the top but nothing that a pruner wouldn't cure. I would suggest to have a barrier to hold the base in place to prevent shifting and contact your shipping carrier(s) to address the box damage.

Purchase Review

So far no problems! Happy with purchase and service.